Gregory Maguire Writing Styles in Mirror Mirror

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The majority of Mirror Mirror is told from the point of view of an omniscient narrator, which is common in fairytales. There are several parts of the novel which are narrated by characters within the story. The novel's opening and closing sections, "The Roofs of Montefiore" and "Montefiore" are both narrated by Bianca de Nevada, the main protagonist. In addition, Bianca narrates the section entitled "What I Saw Then."

"A Moment Ago" (pp. 43 - 44), "Under the Twists of Thornbank" (pp. 51 - 52), and "Seven" (pp. 139 - 143) are all narrated in the first person by one of the dwarves. Similarly, Lucrezia Borgia narrates several sections of the novel as well, including "What Lies in the Mirror" (pp. 53 - 54), "Al-iksr" (pp. 171 - 176), and "Mirror Mirror" (pp. 187 - 191).

The first person narrations of Bianca de Nevada, Lucrezia Borgia and one of the dwarves function to update the fairytale form and...

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